Anyone have any Experience with the GMC / Chevy Tahoe

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Anyone have any Experience with the GMC / Chevy Tahoe

Postby Ant » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:46 am

Anyone owned a late 90s GMC / Chevy Taho / Yukon (GMT400)?
I'm tossing up ideas on getting a newer vehicle and these seem to tick a few boxes.
Needing something that can tow 2.5+tonnes long distance on the odd occasion and something that is fairly capable off road. and something that is very reliable (able to go 2 weeks camping and bush-wacking all over NZ and getting me home again)

I know these things will tow easily but not so sure of the off road part???

Any of you played with one of these in the mud and NZ forests? Our NZ tracks can be a bit tight but I have managed to throw my LWB Safari around for many years without to many issues and I dont think these are much bigger than a Safari/Patrol.
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Re: Anyone have any Experience with the GMC / Chevy Tahoe

Postby kbushnz » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:43 pm

These are the basic wheel base info for the Nissan Saf's
Dimensions
Wheelbase SWB: 2,400 mm (94.5 in) LWB: 2,970 mm (116.9 in)
Length SWB: 4,285 mm (168.7 in) LWB: 4,845 mm (190.7 in)
Width SWB: 1,930 mm (76.0 in) LWB: 1,930 mm (76.0 in)
Height SWB: 1,810 mm (71.3 in) LWB: 1,815 mm (71.5 in)

And here are the Tahoe
Wheelbase 2-door: 111.5 in (2,832 mm) 4-door: 117.5 in (2,984 mm)
Length 188 in (4,775 mm) (3-door) 199 in (5,055 mm) (5/6-door)
Width 77 in (1,956 mm)
Height 72 in (1,829 mm)

Tahoe a bit bigger all round.

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Re: Anyone have any Experience with the GMC / Chevy Tahoe

Postby nickmcdonald » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:15 pm

Cool and capable wagon no doubt, but what would parts availability be like? I can't imagine repco or anyone local stocking many pieces for these. I could be wrong, but something to think about.

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Re: Anyone have any Experience with the GMC / Chevy Tahoe

Postby Ant » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:55 am

easy enough to get parts shipped these days. I have a couple of jeeps and while I will always try to source parts locally and will even pay a bit more for GOOD local parts and service I am getting things landed at my door from USA quicker than from south island :D
I would hate to try get a gear box or something big sent over though :lol:

I went the sensible way, as most of the info on these I could find were from people cutting springs and lowering them to the ground with shiny bits of chrome and 28" chrome spinning rims, so I bought a landcruiser
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Re: Anyone have any Experience with the GMC / Chevy Tahoe

Postby mudlva » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:16 pm

I went the sensible way, as most of the info on these I could find were from people cutting springs and lowering them to the ground with shiny bits of chrome and 28" chrome spinning rims, so I bought a landcruiser[/quote]


haha god shit i got one of the cruiser FZ models. grouse motor but a tad thirsty. would be worth doing lpg if you are planing on doing some miles in her. loaded with work gear im around 20 ltr/100k but im not shy on the loud pedal

empty it was around 14 to 15ltrs. if auto get it serviced as the autos dont like dirty or burnt oil

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Re: Anyone have any Experience with the GMC / Chevy Tahoe

Postby Ant » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:53 am

yea im about 20L/100k at the moment on 33s but thats empty.
Ill look into plugs and points and injectors, egr, cat, etc to get the fuel use down a bit.
Just did all the oils and they all came out nice and clear (including th eAuto) so thats a good sign.
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